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Everything You Should Know about pH and Dental Health

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When was the last time you contemplated the role of pH in your daily life? Maybe 10th grade chemistry class? Most of us don’t realize that pH isn’t just a part of a science lesson; it is a concept that impacts your body’s wellness every single day. In fact, pH is especially relevant when it comes to your dental health. What Does pH Mean? If you need a quick review, pH is short for “potential of hydrogen”. It is a numerical scale used in chemistry to measure the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. The pH scale ranges from 0, … Continue reading

How to Maintain Strong Dental Health

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Strong dental health doesn’t happen by accident. If you want an enviably white and beautiful smile, you need to commit yourself to a thorough oral care routine every day and night. This is important not just for your teeth, but also for the rest of your body! The condition of your mouth influences your overall wellness and quality of life. By following this four step formula, you will be able to successfully protect and support your teeth, gums, and entire body.

Nutrition and Its Relationship with Your Family’s Dental Health

Dental Friendly Diet

We are taught from an early age to brush our teeth every day, but did you know that brushing isn’t nearly enough to ensure lasting oral health? The truth is, if brushing is the only step you take to protect your teeth, you are still vulnerable to cavities, tooth loss, and gum disease. Nutrition is one of the most powerful tools you have at your fingertips (literally!) to protect your mouth, improve your oral health, and enjoy a white smile for years to come. If you have children, this lesson is all the more relevant. The nutrition habits that you … Continue reading

How to Prevent Tooth Decay

Prevent Tooth Decay

We all know that brushing your teeth is an important component of preventing tooth decay, but it is far from the only oral care responsibility you have. The truth is, preventing tooth decay requires a comprehensive approach of eating the right foods, cleaning your mouth thoroughly, and visiting your dentist regularly. If you are careful to maintain all three elements of this recipe for a healthy mouth, you are far more likely to enjoy strong, white, beautiful teeth for the rest of your life.

Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

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The sensation caused by sensitive teeth is nearly impossible to describe, but there’s no mistaking that awful zigging feeling whenever you drink something too cold or hot. The good news is that you don’t need to endure this pain the rest of your life. Sensitive teeth are caused by specific issues that can often be resolved, and there are many different treatments now available to combat sensitivity and restore health to your teeth.

All About a Healthy Mouth

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It’s no secret that you should keep your body health, but don’t forget that your mouth needs to be included in your efforts! By understanding what a healthy mouth looks like and learning strategies that can keep your mouth clean, you will continue to enjoy a high quality of life and prevent unwanted diseases. Important Signs of a Healthy Mouth Just like a healthy heart beats at a steady pace and pumps blood efficiently, a healthy mouth has certain characteristics as well. The first is healthy gums. Gums are meant to be pink, firm, and flush with your teeth. If … Continue reading

Holistic Remedies to Reduce Dental Anxiety

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Visiting the dentist every six months is essential to maintaining strong oral health, but dental anxiety can transform a simple visit into a stressful and upsetting experience. Children and adults alike struggle with dental anxiety, but fortunately natural solutions do exist. The following holistic remedies will help you or your child complete an entire dental visit with minimal fear and nervousness. Essential Oils to Manage Anxiety Essential oils have been used since antiquity for medicinal and aromatic purposes, but only recently have their therapeutic values been rediscovered by the masses. They are the oils extracted from flowers, bark, leaves, and … Continue reading

An Alternative to Silver Mercury Fillings

Mercury Fillings Before After

How many silver mercury fillings do you have in your mouth? Are you aware that the silver fillings in your teeth actually unleash dangerous mercury vapor into your central nervous system every time you chew? Mercury poses serious health threats to all children and adults, which has led many nations to either ban silver fillings or strongly advocate for their limitation. The FDA has acknowledged the dangers of mercury: “The average filling has 1 gram of mercury and leaks mercury vapor continuously… resulting in significant exposure for most [people] with amalgam fillings. Mercury vapor is transmitted rapidly throughout the body, … Continue reading

The Dangers of Silver Mercury Fillings

Tooth With Mercury Fillings

Silver mercury fillings, also called amalgam fillings, are so dangerous that it’s hard to understand why any modern dentist would continue using them to treat patients. Unfortunately, the majority of adults in America do have at least one silver mercury filling despite their inherent perils. If you are one such adult, educate yourself about the side effects of silver mercury fillings so that you can seek a safe solution from a holistic dentist who understands the impacts of silver mercury fillings on your oral health and general wellbeing. A Brief Background on the Dangers of Mercury

A Holistic Approach to Dental Hygiene

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Dental hygiene is about more than just brushing and flossing. From a holistic perspective, you mouth is truly a window into your overall health and wellness. If your teeth are in the midst of decay and your gums are inflamed, then you are most likely plagued by other health problems as well. This is because the toxins and bacteria in your mouth travel to other parts of your body and trigger or exacerbate diseases. Fortunately, taking a holistic approach to dental hygiene can help you reverse oral problems, strengthen the health of your teeth and gums, and improve your overall … Continue reading

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